The texting school bus driver has been suspended after the school authorities got a gander at a video taken by a student. This video of the texting school bus driver showed her not watching where she was going while driving a bus load of middle school students. The Florida texting bus driver video has gone viral and caught the eye of a mayor in Texas, who's speaking out against this "epidemic" today, according to ABC News on Sept. 20.
While this video was taken of a Florida school bus driver, mayors from around the nation are rallying for tougher laws. The unnamed texting woman hails from Hillsborough County in Florida, but this could be a school bus driver anywhere in the nation.
The young girl captured her bus driver with one hand on the wheel and during the short video clip it looked like the driver swerved avoiding traffic twice.
The mother of the child who took this video, Venus Cotto-Sliva, was outraged when she saw this and made the complaint. Florida’s texting while driving law doesn’t go into effect until October 1, but the school department in that Florida region has a policy, which prohibits texting behind the wheel.
Austin, Texas Mayor Lee Leffingwell said, “We realize it’s up to us as cities and a nation to put an end to this epidemic.” This could happen anywhere and without tougher laws cracking down on texting or talking on cellphones while driving, these are just accidents waiting to happen.